Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Nickname(s): Port City
Location of Wilmington
Location of Wilmington
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CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyNew Hanover
IncorporatedDecember 31, 1739
 • MayorBill Saffo
 • City41.5 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Land41.0 sq mi (106.2 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation30 ft (9 m)
Population (2012)
 • City112,067
 • Density1,849.8/sq mi (714.2/km2)
 • Metro263,429
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes28401-28412
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-74440[1]
GNIS feature ID1023269[2]
Sister citiesDandong, China
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Bridgetown, Barbados

Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. The population was around at 96,000 during 2006;.[3] It is the county seat of New Hanover County.[4] It was named in honor of Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington, who was Prime Minister at the same time as George II was King of England.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. US Census Bureau "- North Carolina by place" Check |url= value (help).
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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